Capitol Hill gridlock leads Rep. Tim Walz to lose 85 pounds, get in shape

  • by: Allison Sherry , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 7, 2014 - 10:51 PM

WASHINGTON - It was New Year’s Eve 2012, and Congress was amid one of those many middle-of-the-night crisis votes. Members were pulled back to the Capitol right after Christmas to deal with taxes that were scheduled to go up on Jan. 1 for 90 percent of Americans. It was the holidays, and no one was with their family. There was bitter, partisan bickering and angry, finger-pointing floor speeches.

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